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Family leave: Are you prepared?

IN 2015 when Sarah Hoper, MD, had her first child, she had some decisions to make. Dr. Hoper, who was working in Nashville as...

Call coverage: What’s in the contract?

THE CONTRACT STATED that the surgeon would join the two-physician practice at the same time as another doctor, bringing the total physician count to...

Doctors ignore noncompete terms at their peril

WHEN IT COMES TO restrictive covenants—also known as noncompetes—too many physicians make the mistake of believing these clauses are unenforceable. As a result, they figure...

Still working while sick?

DOES AMERICAN MEDICINE have a problem with physicians who work while sick? A quick look at the published evidence—and at physician anecdotes—indicates the answer...

Who are you online?

EARLIER THIS SUMMER, a Houston nurse posted critical comments on Facebook about a young patient with measles. Besides raising privacy questions, the comments also...

Taking a new job? Will you be covered when you leave?

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB and you’ve got a good handle on the compensation plan, the call schedule and the health benefits. But how...

Who most regrets their decision to go into medicine?

YOUNG PATHOLOGISTS and anesthesiologists were the most likely to say they regret their choice of specialty. According to a survey of more than 3,500...

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Dress for success (and what not to wear on your interview)

CONSIDER THE JOB CANDIDATE who showed up in a rural community in a suit and tie even though he was told dress would be...

Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...

Two reasons you’re probably stressed

THAT ANNOYING TRAFFIC JAM isn't causing your stress (though it isn't making it any better). The real reasons behind your stress go much deeper....

Apps at the bedside

WHETHER IT'S TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, calculate anticoagulation risks or choose the best test to order, doctors with smartphones ought to take some mobile medical...

Can’t wait to start spending?

DO YOU DREAM about how much money you'll make once you're finished training and about all the things you'll finally be able to afford?...

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...